Lana Kristanto

Staff
Lana Kristanto

Senior Analyst (Strategic Initiatives Team)

Lana joined Kopernik as an M&E officer for the Wonder Women Eastern Indonesia program. Now as a senior analyst for the SIT team, she oversees the M&E processes of the Wonder Women Indonesia programs, supports impact assessment initiatives across teams, and translates data into valuable insights. She is excited to make a difference in last mile communities and learn from the enthusiastic and inspiring people at Kopernik. A Jakarta native, Lana studied music and psychology as a Freeman Asian Scholar at Wesleyan University, USA and interdisciplinary decision sciences at Maastricht University, the Netherlands before bringing home her passion for applied behavioral insights in policy, development, and sustainability. She previously worked as an environmental and social impact analyst in Amsterdam and as a copyeditor for the "100+ Inovasi Indonesia" book series. In her free time she reads, plays music, and swims (in the ocean, or in a pool with her welsh corgi).

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Kopernik in action:
09 April 2018

Influence Principles for Social Good: Kopernik at GIN Conference Bali 2018 »

Has something or someone successfully influenced you to take action? Possibly to buy an item, sign a petition, or donate to a cause? What goes in your mind as you decide whether to comply: Is it because you obtained factual information on the importance of the cause? Or perhaps the person is a friend, and you want to maintain rapport? Is it because you trust their expertise on the issue, or simply because everyone else seems to be doing it?

By Lana Kristanto

Kopernik insights:
27 February 2018

Just Two Extra Hours Per Week Could Make or Break a Clean Energy Technology Micro-business »

Similar to other entrepreneurs, not all “Wonder Women”-- Kopernik clean energy technology micro-entrepreneurs-- remain in business after their first year of operation. Once their immediate markets-- family, neighbors, social circles-- reach a saturation point, we notice that one of two things happens: some women are ready to expand their business into new markets, while others show diminished interest and often stop participating in the program.

By Lana Kristanto

Kopernik insights:
23 May 2017

Reusable sanitary pads in Indonesia may be too expensive to be economically attractive »

We recently conducted small-scale research in a middle school in East Sumba to investigate whether reusable menstrual pads had any impact on school attendance. While we found that girls in this area missed fewer school days because of menstruation than we expected, we did gather several other interesting insights. 

By Lana Kristanto

Kopernik insights:
03 November 2016
Stove stacking

Do CO2 emissions savings calculations reflect reality? »

A KOPERNIK INSIGHT

In the age of growing climate change concerns, CO2 emission reductions gained from the use of improved biomass stoves have become a hot topic. Many organisations are keen to measure reductions to better understand the impact of their stove distribution programs and to potentially convert them to valuable carbon credits.

By Lana Kristanto

Kopernik in action:
09 September 2016

Collecting data, collecting stories »

Our Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Lana Kristanto, recently went on a data collection trip to Sumba. She outlines some incredible findings about kerosene use in this part of the world - where in her sample she found 94% of people still use harmful kerosene for household lighting.

By Lana Kristanto